Evans Applauds Philadelphia Housing Advocates, City Council and Mayor Kenney, and Pledges to Do More at the Federal Level

September 17, 2018
Press Release

Today, Congressman Dwight Evans (D-Philadelphia and Montgomery County) reacted to the recent announcement about increased funding for affordable housing in Philadelphia: “I applaud Philadelphia City Council, Mayor Kenney and housing advocates for reaching a compromise deal that provides at least $71 million in new funding for affordable housing.  I see this as a critical part of an effort underway at the local, state and federal levels which engages policymakers, housing advocates, tenants, and the private sector to ensure that everyone can have a place to live,” Evans said.

Evans said he will continue to do his part in Congress to ensure that the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program is preserved, responsible lending practices are pursued, and that compatible educational facilities are available.

“Improving and stabilizing our housing market in Philadelphia is one of strongest tools we have to begin to reduce and eliminate poverty in our city,” Evans said.  “We must continue to collaborate and make affordable housing a priority.”

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Media Contact: Ben Turner, Ben.Turner@mail.house.gov